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Windows 7: Metadata service changes Windows Media Center and Windows Media Player

27 Jan 2019   #1

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
Metadata service changes Windows Media Center and Windows Media Player

Going forward, you may be unable to view information (metadata) such as the title, genre, and artist for songs, and the director, actors, cover art, and TV guide for movies in Windows Media Center and Windows Media Player. After looking at customer feedback and usage data, Microsoft decided to discontinue this service. This means that new metadata won’t be updated on media players that are installed on your Windows device. However, any information that’s already been downloaded will still be available.

This change doesn’t affect any major media player functionality such as playback, navigating collections, media streaming, and so forth. Only secondary features that require downloading of new metadata are potentially affected.

Metadata service changes Windows Media Center and Windows Media Player-metadata.jpg

Source: Microsoft

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28 Jan 2019   #2

windows 7 & 8

This angers me so much. After spending thousands to support Media Center now they are just dumping it.

At the very least they should allow us to buy a subscription service to replace it This why I detest Microsoft, the only thing you can count on is that they will throw any software out in a year or two. Why not sell the program to someone, so they can maintain it.

They have gone downhill ever since 2005
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